“If I lived forever, who knows what I would do? I would certainly get better at the piano. I would try to learn how to paint. I think I would try to read all the books I haven’t read. When I was a child, the house was full of books — the walls were lined with bookshelves — and I remember looking up at them once and thinking, ‘I wonder if I’ll ever be able to read all those books?’ and my mother said, ‘It’s all right; you’ve got loads of time.’ But actually we don’t have that much time — I know I won’t. There will be things I’ll miss out on.”—Tom Hiddleston: “It’s An Ambition Of Mine To Wear Jeans.” | Anglophenia | BBC America (via britishmenarehot)
Am I the only one who thinks that Bucky actually choosing to enlist is unlikely? Because he is obviously very protective of Steve, who can barely keep himself alive with all his health problems. Plus, they have no one but each other, and it just strikes me as strange that Bucky would one day decide to join the army and leave Steve to fend for himself.
I disagree precisely because of the reasons you wrote up there. War was completely different back in 1930s/40s; there was a genuine feeling of threat that hung over the country after Pearl Harbor. The big fear was that if Germany, Italy and Japan were not stopped, they would goose-step their way across the entire world, subjugating every nation in their path. War wasn’t fought by men in distant rooms with satellite guided missiles—although, in the case of WWII, the war was basically finished that way—it was fought by soldiers on the ground. Once the US got into WWII (and it took us way too long to decide to do so, imo), enlisting was the thing to do. Steve Rogers was not alone or special in his desire to fight to protect the world from this looming evil; there as a true sense of honor and duty in serving your country thusly. If we assume that Bucky has been protecting and looking out for Steve his entire life, it only fits that the best way for him to do so in the face of this threat would be to enlist. That was the prevailing thought of the time; by fighting for your country overseas, you were protecting the people you loved back home. *shrug*
“But the truly hard part was trying to find the relationship beat required because Charles and Erik haven’t seen each other in so many years and their feelings towards each other have been pent up for so long. So it was an important scene, given how emotionally invested Erik is in his friend and continues to be throughout the other films. To have that emotional resonance, it was an important one to get right.”—Michael Fassbender discussing the plane scene (x)